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VLADIVOSTOK, December 28 (Itar-Tass) - Two tugs of the Japanese Coast Guard have come to the rescue of Russia’s trawler Alanet that is in distress in the Pacific Ocean. They have the task to tow the Alanet vessel to Hakodate port, Captain of Vladivostok seaport Alexander Kuvshinov told Itar-Tass on Friday.
The Russian trawler met with an emergency on Thursday, being in the Pacific Ocean in the area of Cape Erimo of the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The vessel’s main engine broke down, the Alanet lost speed and began drifting in the stormy weather with four-metre-high waves and wind gusts of 15-18 metres per second.
The Vladivostok-based Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre received a distress signal from the trawler, but as the ship was in the area of ··responsibility of Japanese sea rescue services, the information about Alanet was passed to them. The Japanese Coast Guard sent two tugs to help the Russian fishermen. On Thursday night they approached the Alanet vessel and are currently getting ready to start towing.
The Alanet is owned by the Kamchatka-based company Kamchatrybprom. The ship has a crew of 24.